Textbook on International Human Rights / Edition 4

Textbook on International Human Rights / Edition 4

by Rhona K.M. Smith
     
 


Global in coverage, the fourth edition of Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for newcomers to the subject. Beginning with a brief analysis of the development of international human rights and the history of the subject, the text gives full consideration to the work of the UN before turning in more detail to regionalSee more details below

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Global in coverage, the fourth edition of Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for newcomers to the subject. Beginning with a brief analysis of the development of international human rights and the history of the subject, the text gives full consideration to the work of the UN before turning in more detail to regional systems of human rights. The second half of the book looks at a variety of substantive rights, with illustrations from both regional and international law.

The strength of the book lies in its clarity and broad scope, with the focus on making the subject easily accessible to those with little or no prior knowledge. The author guides students through the complexities of each topic before providing a wealth of useful references at the end of each chapter. The fourth edition incorporates all the latest developments in the subject.

Textbook on International Human Rights continues to be relied upon by students worldwide as the first book to turn to for clear and accurate coverage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199561186
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases

Table of Instruments

1 Introduction 1

2 Historical background 5

3 The United Nations 25

4 The International Bill of Human Rights 36

5 The United Nations organizational structure 51

6 Regional protection of human rights 84

7 Europe 94

8 The Organization of American States 116

9 The African Union 134

10 Monitoring, implementing, and enforcing human rights 149

11 Substantive rights - general comments 176

12 Equality and non-discrimination 189

13 The right to life 210

14 Freedom from torture; cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; or punishment 226

15 The right to liberty of person 241

16 Equality before the law - the right to a fair trial 256

17 The right to self-determination 276

18 Freedom of expression 291

19 The right to work 303

20 The right to education and human rights education 317

21 Minority rights 331

22 Group rights 347

23 Looking to the future 371

Index 381

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